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The British Library and brightsolid have launched the British Newspaper Archive with more than 200 newspapers online.

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One of the most comprehensive records of the Irish 1916 Easter Rising has been released in a fully searchable structured index for the first time.

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The British Library (BL) has announced a major new partnership between the Library and online publisher brightsolid. BL’s Chief Executive, Dame Lynne Brindley, says the ten-year agreement will deliver the most significant mass digitisation of newspapers the UK has ever seen: up to 40 million historic pages from the national newspaper collection will be digitised, making large parts of this unparalleled resource available online for the first time.
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According to a story in The Times, Tom Jones is not as Welsh as we all thought.

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The Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich has launched a book to help people researching their family history

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Major online family history companies are reported to be interested in buying ITV’s Friends Reunited and, more importantly, Genes Reunited.

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Here’s an article I found in yesterday’s Times reflecting on how few British people still live in the villages their ancestors lived in for hundreds of years.

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